Klay Thompson scored like never before in leading a fundraising effort to benefit North Bay fire relief.
Thompson, the Warriors’ All-Star guard, pledged to donate $1,000 for each point he scored in Golden State’s three-game homestand last week. He then challenged others to join in the “Points With Purpose” campaign and to date the total has raised in excess of $350,000.
More than 1,300 people and many commercial entities chipped in to help Thompson’s campaign top its initial monetary goal of $250,000.
Among the contributors:
Thompson, who scored 69 points in the three home games, rounded up his contribution to $75,000.
Anta, Thompson’s shoe partner, matched his donation.
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford joined the campaign by pledging $100 for every point Thompson scored.
Many of Thompson’s other business partners, including Opus Bank, Rastaclat, Wheels Up and the Bay Area New Group, contributed support.